Sixth Committee Speakers Debate Scope for Draft Texts on Protection of Environment in Armed Conflict, as International Law Commission Review Continues

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) concluded consideration of Cluster II from the International Law Commission’s Report, delegates expressed varying opinions about the draft principles on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts”, with…

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Third Committee Experts Warn against Flouting International Norms, as Delegates Consider Human Rights in Iran, Somalia, Palestinian Territories

Burundi’s Representative Calls Commission Report Biased, Politically MotivatedSpecial Rapporteurs presenting country‑specific reports warned of Governments wilfully flouting international norms on such issues as the detention of children and the holdin…

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Fourth Committee Approves Draft Resolution Urging States to Help Victims, as It Concludes General Debate on Assistance in Mine Action

Egypt Points out Ottawa Convention’s Failure to Mention Responsibility for Wartime Planting of Explosive Remnants at El AlameinThe Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved a draft resolution today, by which the General Assembly …

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Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization)

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) is available at this time.  The complete summary will be i…

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As Sixth Committee Begins Debates on Administration of Justice, Charter Committee Delegates Urge Legal Remedy for Non-Staff with Work-Related Disputes

Concluding Discussions on Universal Jurisdiction, Speakers Warn against Risk of AbuseConcluding their debate on the scope and application of universal jurisdiction, and beginning consideration on the Organization’s internal justice system, as well as t…

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Cutting Off Access to Funds, Bolstering Criminal Justice Responses Key to Severing Terrorism-Organized Crime Link, Experts Tell Security Council

Speakers Urge Greater Support for States with Porous Borders, Weak Legal Mechanisms, Share Ways to Tackle Threats from ISIL/Dae’sh, Al-Shabaab, Boko HaramCombating terrorism and organized crime hinges on unravelling and severing the ties between these …

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Security Council Adopts Resolution Calling upon Belligerents Worldwide to Adopt Concrete Commitments on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Members Pass Resolution 2467 (2019) by 13 Votes in Favour, None against, as China, Russian Federation AbstainThe Security Council called today upon warring parties around the globe to implement concrete commitments to fight what many speakers described…

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Security Council Adopts Resolution Outlining Means to Ensure Robust Support for African Union Peace Operations, End Conflict on Continent

The Security Council adopted a resolution today that outlines steps leading towards the goal of ending conflict in Africa through enhanced international cooperation and partnership as well as robust support for peace operations led by the African Union…

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